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Picked up my Ruger :)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. bac1023

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    Well, here she is. :) I picked up the Ruger SR1911 that's been sitting at my LGS for the last three weeks.

    As I've stated before, at $600, this 1911 is a deal. Of course, I haven't had it to the range yet, but all the reports I've seen have been great. Other than the beavertail to frame fitting being a bit sloppy, I'm impressed with everything about the gun. There is very little to no slide to frame movement, there is no stupid firing pin safety at all, the mainspring housing is steel (unlike many in this price range or even above), the finish is even, the small parts look good, the rollmarks are well done, the hammer and Ed Brown-esque grip safety look great, the Novak sights are large and easy to see, the grips are grippy and attractive, there are no front serrations, and the Dan Wesson-like three hole trigger is crisp.

    There really isn't much not to like about the SR1911. Some may not like the black controls against the matte stainless slide and frame, but its not a big deal for me.

    Here are some pics...




    ...yes, it comes in a cardboard box. :supergrin:


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    Here's something you don't see everyday. This gun comes with a flush fitting 7-round mag and an 8-round mag with the base plate. It comes comes with a small soft case inside the box (which is more than you get with Les Baer. :tongueout:)


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  2. Hokie1911

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    Well, it's about time. Jeez.
     
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  3. JGguns

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    It looks great, looking forward to the range report.
     
  4. HotRoderX

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    Looks great I cant wait to here your Range report on it.
     
  5. Congrats Brian.
    I actually like the black controls. Makes the gun stand out from the rest.
     
  6. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  7. dsa1115

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    I'll buy one if and when a blued version is released.
     
  8. NewGlocker28

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    Congrats Bac. Looking forward to hearing how it stacks up against your trusty STI Spartan and the DE 1911G.
     
  9. okie

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  10. Spats McGee

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    Those look soooooo nice! I can't wait to see the range report.

    Congratulations.
     
  11. ctfireman

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    I'm diggin it, can't wait to actually find one so i can buy it! I really like the black controls too.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I prefer carbon steel 1911s too, but I don't mind stainless on the low end models.
     
  13. Your pics look slightly better than mine. Even the box pic. Looking forward to your range report, all I could compare it to was my Heritage. You have slightly more to choose from to compare it to. I'm anxious to go back again to see if the gun's accuracy (and mine) improve when she's been shot a few more times. When you said this month,you really ment this month as today is the first.
    Congrats!
     
  14. jrs93accord

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    Congrats Brian. I am still waiting for mine, but I am in no hurry.
     
  15. BuckyP

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    Congrats.
    You're right about the roll marks. I like the "Made In USA".
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    Man, they need to do an all black one and I may have to bite...
     
  17. GlocksterPaulie

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    Bac,

    Looks great, your pictures make it look like a Wilson or Les Baer.

    Paulie:wavey:
     
  18. bac1023

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    Yeah, they seemed to have dried up after the first run. My dealer only got one in.